Future Retreats

MountainTop Writers Retreat – FALL – women only

November 8 – 11, 2019
Check in: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8th
Checkout: 11:00 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11th

A pure retreat, Fall MountainTop is for women writers simply in need of quiet and time. Perfect for authors on deadline, or other writers of all stages who are working on new or continuing projects. Though we will share communal spaces in the Lodge, some meals, and the outdoor campfire, any and all time spent with other writers is by choice. Peace and quiet is our goal. This is your retreat!


* Planning for future retreats is ongoing. We are hopeful that Fall MountainTop (November 2019) will be a success! If this comes to fruition, other retreats will be offered. As soon as details are definite, they will be posted here. Here’s what we’re thinking for the future:

MountainTop Writers Retreat – WINTER
Dates TBD, Winter 2020
Another pure retreat, Winter MountainTop is for writers who want to cozy up and dig deep into new and ongoing projects. Think seclusion, sweaters, books, coffee, and plenty of time by the roaring fire in the Lodge. Winter MountainTop will mirror Fall MountainTop, so see its description for more details.

MountainTop Writers Retreat – SPRING
Dates & Details TBD, Spring 2020
A combination of retreat, workshop, optional manuscript critique and mentoring sessions, and informal time with author guests, Spring MountainTop is a time for writers of all stages to explore and dig deep into your own writing. Informal, 45-minute workshop sessions led by guest authors will cover a variety of craft, industry, and practical topics. Each attendee will have the opportunity to book a private, 30-minute mentoring session with MountainTop’s founder and director, Katherine Scott Crawford—a time to practice pitches, brainstorm ideas, or talk about any aspect of the writing life. In addition, manuscript critiques will be offered by Crawford and other guest authors at an additional fee.

MountainTop Writers Retreat – LATE SUMMER
Dates & Details TBD
Summer MountainTop is for writers who are parents! So many writers have children to care for, which makes writing time an often near impossibility. (Believe us, we know.) Let Earthshine Lodge’s experienced outdoor educators spend the days with your children—hiking, visiting waterfalls, playing team-building games, climbing the rock wall—while you enjoy quiet, uninterrupted writing time. Revel in the solitude of your private room, the decks and communal spaces of the Lodge, and Earthshine’s 76 acre mountain property as your writing and dreaming space. Meet back up with family members and other guests for dinners in the Lodge.

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